Belated Father’s Day and a Munchkin Video

fathers_day Yesterday was Father’s Day.  I meant to write a post about it on Thursday night, but then I was hit with bloggy writer’s block.  I knew what topic I wanted to write about, but the words just failed to appear in my head.  In addition, Angry Birds Epic had just come out, so I wound up playing that until I went to bed.  (More on Angry Birds Epic another day.)

On Friday, I took NHL out for a dad-son day.  We ate breakfast and lunch out and saw How To Train Your Dragon 2 in 3D.  The latter was a rare treat because 1) I usually don’t pay extra for 3D movies (movie tickets are expensive enough in 2D) and 2) JSL doesn’t like 3D movies so we’re not going to pay extra for him to sit through the movie without his glasses on and seeing a distorted picture.  I’ve got to say that the 3D was nice, but it did hurt my eyes by the end and I’d be just as happy paying less and watching the movie in 2D.  For the $4 extra per ticket, I’d rather go to the 2D showing and then buy the boys a small movie-themed toy afterwards.

Saturday was a pretty normal day.  Sunday, meanwhile, was Father’s Day.  I got to sleep late/relax in bed until 10am.  Then, I made breakfast for everyone (yes, even on Father’s Day I cook).  Around noon, we headed out to lunch.  After a quick lunch – including a dessert at Menchie’s where they had Dole Whips, we planned some other activities, but sadly had to change our plans.  Instead, we went home and had a quiet, relatively uneventful rest of the day.

Except for one more thing.  Which was the one thing I really wanted to do yesterday.

Ever since I wrote my Do You Wanna Play Some Munchkin parody song, I’ve wanted to make a video of it.  With the day winding down, I set up the tripod, video camera, and got the props in place.  JSL, NHL, and I ran through it a few times before trying to video the song.  In the end, it wasn’t quite what I envisioned, but I think it came out pretty good.  Here are the lyrics in case you want to sing along:

I hope all the dads out there had a happy Father’s Day.

Aloha Friday: Father’s Day Planning

Sunday is Father’s Day: A day for celebrating dads everywhere.  I’d like to share with you the wonderful, grand plan I have for my Father’s Day.

I really would like to share it with you.


I’ve got nothing.

For the life of me, I can’t think of a good idea.  I’d like to see the Avengers movie, but the boys are too young for that and I’d like to spend time with them too.  The local amusement park sounds like fun except that all the other dads are likely there too.  Fighting my way through crowds to go on a few rides doesn’t sound like fun.  We could go out to eat, but I’m not sure where exactly.

At one point, we considered going on an overnight trip to Vermont with B’s parents, but nixed that idea.  Good thing too since Wednesday night JSL was up coughing so much that he puked/gasped for air.  He went to the ER where they said he has croup and gave him a steroid to help strengthen his lungs.  So, at this point, I simply want JSL to be healthy for Father’s Day.

Given that I have no plans, I thought that maybe I’d steal borrow someone else’s plans.

My Aloha Friday question for today is: What are you planning to do for Father’s Day?

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Thanks to Kailani at An Island Life for starting this fun for Friday. Please be sure to head over to her blog to say hello and sign the linky there if you are participating.

Aloha Friday by Kailani at An Island Life

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